Great teams on the units, busting our backs while head office rakes in massive profits at the cost of residents.
Registered Practical Nurse (Current Employee) – Burlington, ON – 8 August 2017
Residents are paying an arm and a leg on top of all of the funding that is provided to individual facilities for nursing (PSW's, nurses, nursing equipment). So why are staff members skipping breaks to provide mediocre care? If you want to be the best in the business then you're going to have to pay for it. CEO's and upper management just pile more paperwork on the registered staff thinking it will solve care issues. You want better care? Have actual nurses and care givers making these decisions, you have no clue what a day as a nurse of a 32 bed unit consists of. You want more complex patient cases so you can receive higher funding dollars from the ministry? Then hire enough nurses to care for all of these complex patients you keep wanting. Profit driven healthcare at its finest. So tired of hearing nothing but family complaints directed at the front line staff because management feeds their imaginations to believe Revera is an all-inclusive resort. Nurses and PSW's being scolded for not allowing family members and residents to abuse them. If you're a nurse, go work in a hospital. The patient ratios are safer than 1:32, and the pay is better.
Great front line team
Greedy Head Office, Unrealistic expectations of front line staff which leads to unhappy families and residents, lower pay than other nursing facilities (hospitals) which have lower patient ratios.